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BSc (Hons) Person Centred Counselling. MBACP Supervisor

About me

Hello! I am a Person Centred Counsellor based in Stone Cross, just outside Eastbourne. However, due to relocating, I am only currently working via zoom. I hope to be back to face to face in August, but it will not be in this area.  I have experience working with adults and young people, and I can offer you the space and time to work through things that are causing you anxiety, depression or unhappiness in your life.  This may be current issues or issues from the past which are still impacting on your life in a negative way.  I am non judgemental and open, and all sessions are confidential.

My hours of work are flexible, however I generally work during the day on a Monday  and Thursday and Monday and Tuesday evenings.

If you would like to speak to me, without obligation, please do not hesitate to give me a call. If you leave me a message I will do my very best to get back to you the same day. I believe we all have the capacity to make a positive changes to our lives, given the right conditions and support. As a Person Centred Counsellor, this is what I would like to offer to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling

Member of BACP (MBACP)

Certificate of Counsellor Supervision (OCN)

I have many years experience working with young people who experienced difficulties with behaviour, engagement in education or offending. This included working with young people in custody, mentoring young people on the cusp of offending and supporting young people in schools. I have also worked with the parents of young people who have issues with their behaviour. Currently, on three days a week, I teach young people in a secure unit.

I spent several years working with victims of domestic abuse, including working with men and women who were in abusive relationships, and those who had managed to survive the abuse, but needed support in moving on with their lives.

I am a member of the Eastbourne Person-centred Counsellors Community.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £45.00 per session for an individual. Sessions are one hour long.  I also  Concessions are available. I offer reduced rates for counsellors in training both for counselling and supervision.

When I work

Daytime on Mondays.  Monday and Tuesday evenings, but there is some flexibility on other evenings or during school holidays

Further information

I hold a Certificate of Counselling Supervision and I am able to supervise counsellors and trainee counsellors either face to face or via Zoom.

Stone Cross, East Sussex, BN24

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families

Key details

DBS check

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